DIY Embossing Pouch!

Hi Friends! In today’s video I will show you how to make an anti-static embossing pouch so you can create perfect rubber stamped images! After that we will make a card!

Video!

Embossing pouch supplies:

  • fabric scrap (thin material like cotton or muslin or old t-shirt)
  • corn starch or baby powder or Talc/talcum powder
  • rubber band

Directions: Cut a 6″ or larger square of fabric. Put 1-2 tablespoons of powder in the center of fabric. Gather up the edges and secure with a rubber band. To use simply pounce and wipe on your cardstock before stamping and heat embossing. You can also use this to de-static other things like glitter trays/funnels. It will also help in to stick to hard to stamp papers better even if you are not embossing.

Card Supplies:

BTW here is the ATG shim video I told you about. I am still having trouble with video thumbnails not showing up for my email subscribers,  I hope the issue is fixed soon and you don’t mind popping over here to see the projects. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Deli Paper Wrinkled Background {art journal page}

Howdy friends! I just vacuumed the floors, mopped them and climbed  and conquered Mt Washmore and now I can settle in a bit for some fun bloggy time. 🙂  I blame my state of disarray on the box of 5000 sheets of 12″x12″ deli paper I ordered from Sam’s Club. It was a deal you see, I could get 5000 sheets of 12″x12″ dry waxed paper for $15 and free shipping from Sam’s or get 500 smaller sheets for $16 from Amazon.  Hey, if I don’t use it all in the craft room at last I can use it in the kitchen right? Today I am going to show you how to do 2 fun techniques with deli paper:

DCF 1.0

I will show you how to make a wrinkled background AND a fun letting trick…and hey all of you folks over 21 can play a fun game:  Take a shot every time I spill my pot of embossing powder!

If you were playing the over 21 game I hope you are coherent enough to try this technique LOL! I swept up so much powder after this video, it is just as well, my studio needed a proper clean which it got…or course now it is a bit messy again because I played with that darn paper some more and then my kids saw the fun I was having and they joined in. That’s a good thing because I have thousands of sheets of the stuff haha! 😀  I did the math, each sheet of paper cost .003 cents, each 1000 sheet box was $3! Dosen’t that just give you loads of freedom to create! It does for me! The box weighed 35 pounds, I still can’t believe they shipped it free but I am not complaining! If you find yourself with an over abundance of deli paper (I know some of you will!) don’t worry, I’ll be sharing more ideas of what to do with it here on my blog and YouTube channel.

DCF 1.0

BTW the stamp I used is from Lost Coast Designs. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you did like it, please click the “like” button. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Gelato Resist Card!

Hey, I just wanted to clarify that I will still post quick projects and techniques through the summer. Craft Therapy you know 😉 OK folks, one more technique using the shrubbery  stamp from Lost Coast Designs. I love to see how many ways I can use a stamp, don’t you? Here I made a resist image on a page ripped from a book the library was tossing in the dumpster:

DCF 1.0

It is easy and only takes a few minutes, see how in today’s video:

If tearing a page out of a book makes you cringe you can always scan a page from a book or use a non glossy magazine page. Experiment! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A few “toots” and a CASE & Freebies!

Well, my mailbox has been busy this week! I was asked (along with fellow MyGrafico designers Cheri Wenger and Blackleaf Studios) to design a custom digital stamp for Paper Crafts Magazine’s special publication Stamp It! Cards. You can download all of our designs here. Gotta love free right?

I really enjoyed this issue of Stamp It! Cards, infact I found many ideas I wanted to try. Here is a card I CASE’d (CASE=copy and steal everything), the original card is on page 89 of Stamp It! Cards and it was by Agniesza Malyszek, her’s turned out much prettier than mine but I still like it 😉

 

To make the card I stamped the butterflies in Versafine black and heat embossed them with clear then loosely splashed watercolor over them. Honestly I got a little TOO loose with the watercolor and I’m not sure what I was thinking with the flourescent coral sentiment block but, hey, it was fun!

Tuesday I got the September issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts and I just about fell over to see my button cards on the COVER:

 SSA September 2011

BTW you can still get the July Issue of SSA with my marker review spreadsheet. Honestly, it is more than you ever wanted to know about Alcohol & Watercolor markers and extra ways to use them.

 SSA July 2011

Current Issue CoverOh and one more Pub…I have 2 cards in the July issue of Vamp Stamp News.

 

OK I think I just dislocated my shoulder patting myself on the back 😛 til next time happy crafting!

Joie de Vivre!

Happy Sunday folks! It is suddenly starting to feel like fall around here, it makes me want to curl up beside the fire with a good book and a glass of Pinot Noir, speaking of wine, have you seen the “Bon Appetit” stamp set from The Rubber Cafe? It is fabulous, here is a couple of cards I whipped up last night with it:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Cardstock: Co'ordinations, DCWV, otherL clear ink, markers, embossing powder

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Cardstock: Co'ordinations, DCWV, other: clear ink, markers, embossing powder

I used my Cricut and SCAL software to make the cards, you can grab my free template and cutting flies below. The purple bottle is cut from Co’ordanations cardstock with the lighter side on the inside so your writing will show up 😉 The green bottle is textured cardstock from Die Cuts With a View. I used the Fleuradidy 2 stamp and clear ink to stamp directly on the textured cardstock (these stamps are so deeply etched and wonderful that they even stamp well on textured cardstock!) then I heat embossed it with gold powder. I smooshed the clear pad on the bottle top and embossed it to look like the foil seal that champagne bottles have, easy, quick,  clever! On the inside I did tone on tone stamping with the pretty leaf stamp, it just gives you a little extra flair i think 😉

here is the inside of the card

here is the inside of the card

To stamp the wine label I inked up the stamp in caramel then used tombow (use any water based marker for this, tombow happens to be my favorite) brush markers to add green, red and purple to the grapes, breath on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp on cream cardstock, cut out and adhere to card.

Using markers to add multi colors to a rubber stamp is quick, easy and fun!

Using markers to add multi colors to a rubber stamp is quick, easy and fun!

Download my wine bottle card svg file to cut with your cricut if you have SCAL software.

Here is a printable template.

Don’t forget you have 2 days left to save 10% on SCAL software with the coupon code: 1847253 You will get the latest version of scal (SCAL v.2) with all the new bells and whistles such as converting images to cut and layers, it is so cool!

Have a great Sunday folks and till next time happy crafting!

Fun with brayers and another shaped card!

Happy weekend folks!

I was playing with scal and my cricut  and made this card:

Design by Lindsay Weirich, Stamps: About Art Accents, Ink: Kaliedacolor, Paper: GP

Design by Lindsay Weirich, Stamps: About Art Accents, Ink: Kaliedacolor, Paper: GP

It was so easy, I used a free dingbat font called butterflies I think, selected a butterfly and clicked “blackout” and “weld” in scal, then copy and pasted it, flipped the second one and rotated it and placed then on the mat touching at the top of the wings. Make sure both parts are welded before you cut. After it was cut I stamped butterflies and text in clear ink and heat embossed them then used a brayer (A soft rubber roller) and a rainbow inkpad to apply ink over the butterfly and the embossed areas remain white. I stamped the fairy (About Art Accents) with SU! black and watercolored it with M Graham &Co paint, trimmed and mounted it to the bottom of the card. Easy and fun!

Tomorrow I will introduce you to a “hot” new craft, til them happy crafting!

Be Creative (in 10 minutes or less!)

Wowzer! where did the school year go? In a few short days my dear children will be out of school for the summer. Does that mean it’s time to pack away my art supplies…of course not! Summer is the time for quick, fun crafts that you can pick at while the kids work on their own masterpieces. Here are some quick card I made the other day using stamps from The Rubber Cafe:

Stamp: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: K&Co, doublemates

Stamp: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: K&Co, double-mates

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: The Paper Co., Doublemates

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: The Paper Co., Double-mates

I used a tagger gun ti attach the buttons, it’s way quicker than stitching. The stamps I used can be found here, and here. The Cardstock is by Double-Mates and it is cool because it was all leftover squares form a colorblocking template I got from Creative cuts and more, frugal!

and remember the pack of 25 pockets I found at the Dollar store? I made one those too!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Pocket: dollar Tree, Cardstock: Doublemates

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Pocket: dollar Tree, Cardstock: Double-mates

Remember that summer is all bout having fun, try a quick card today! Till next time Happy crafting!

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